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Visit this Female-Owned Bookstore

Greedy Reads

Julia Fleischaker, Owner of Greedy Reads | © bmoreart.com

An awesome little independent bookstore, Greedy Reads is owned by Julia Fleischaker, who moved back to Maryland after working nearly 20 years in the publishing industry in New York. The store is full of great finds and will also frequently host book clubs, discussions and author events.

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The Ultimate Music Destination

Hare’s Breath Records

Courtesy of Hare's Breath Facebook Page

Courtesy of Hare's Breath Facebook Page

A local record store owned by couple Matt and Kat, here you’ll find classic rock essentials along with a healthy dose of rare and collectible items, curated by the owners. The couple also runs a record label of the same name, which features several artists of Baltimore.

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Treat Yourself

Polina's PRIVÉ Fine Lingerie

Courtesy of Polina's PRIVÉ Fine Lingerie Facebook page

Courtesy of Polina's PRIVÉ Fine Lingerie Facebook page

Tap into your sultry side with a visit to Polina's PRIVÉ Fine Lingerie, a store that celebrates all things beautiful, feminine and empowering. From gorgeous lingerie to swimwear, this empowering boutique believes that lingerie shopping should be a fun and stress-free experience.

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Make or Shop for Vegan Candles

Knits, Soy & Metal

Founder Letta Moore | © coolprogeny.com

Founder Letta Moore | © coolprogeny.com

This local shop produces handmade vegan products like soy candles and hand-knitted items that are cute and eco-friendly while also featuring jewelry made by local artists. Owned by Letta More, this shop also offers candle-making workshops and a candle-of-the-month club.

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Step into this Plant-Filled Wonderland

B. Willow

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Courtesy of BWillow.com

Owner Liz Vayda specializes in indoor plants and B. Willow is her expression of all things terrarium and floral design. Visit this adorable shop to pick up a new plant friend for your windowsill or take a local workshop designed to bring nature inside and into your life.

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Maryland's Best Museum

American Visionary Art Museum

Baltimore's American Visionary Arts Museum | © Jmj1000/Wikipedia

Baltimore's American Visionary Arts Museum | © Jmj1000/Wikipedia

Just named “Maryland’s Best Museum” by USA Today, the American Visionary Art Museum was founded by Rebecca Alban Hoffberger to improve, expand and showcase local artists who don’t necessarily call themselves “artists.” The museum features fabulous themes that rotate on a quarterly basis. The current theme is “family,” and exploring the individual relationships of family through modern art.

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Feast at this Female-Owned Restaurant

Cosima

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Courtesy of Cosmiamill1.com

Two female powerhouses in the Baltimore area teamed up to bring Cosima, a Sicilian-inspired restaurant set within a renovated factory in a formerly industrial neighborhood. Come hungry—menu highlights include “Pesce Alla Griglia”–a whole Branzino with salmoriglio sauce and kale salad, and the “Porchetta”—roasted pork belly wrapped pork tenderloin with crispy Brussels sprouts, honey & garlic aioli and blackberry honey.

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Get your Sugar Fix

Charm City Chocolate

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Courtesy of Charm City Chocolate Facebook Page

When your sweet tooth strikes, head immediately to Charm City Chocolate in the Hampden neighborhood. Owned by Todd and Michelle Zimmerman, the shop is a celebration of all things chocolate and is a local favorite.

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Head to this Women's Eatery and Festival

Café Hon

Baltimore's Café Hon | © Dustin/Wikipedia

Baltimore's Café Hon | © Dustin/Wikipedia

Woman-owned and operated for over 12 years, Café Hon in the Hampden neighborhood serves American food and coffee. Owner Denise Whiting also hosts the annual “Hon Fest” where over 6,000 women gather for a street fair and women dress up in their favorite 50s and retro gear.

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A Hotel Stay with All the Perks

Ivy Hotel

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Courtesy of the Ivy Hotel Facebook Page

This fabulous family-owned luxury hotel is set within a renovated mansion and features 18 distinctly different but elegant rooms. Gorgeous, welcoming and romantic, this charming boutique property is also home to Magdalena, their in-house restaurant. Breakfast is served exclusively to guests, and is so mouth-watering that it has been named by FOOD & WINE magazine as “The Best Hotel Breakfast You Can’t Have.”

Other perks only available to guests include an afternoon high-tea service, a hotel car service that can take you around the city gratis, two complimentary movie rentals and a stocked mini-fridge in which everything is yours to enjoy at no charge. If you feel like exploring, The Ivy is also centrally located in Vernon hill, within walking distance of Baltimore's main attractions.  

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